December 14, 2021 Subject:
The story of Cecil Hepworth.
Hepworth founded one of the earliest film studios in the UK, in my home town of Walton on Thames. Now there is virtually nothing to remember him by. There is a road named after him, "Hepworth Way". The site of the studios is now covered in housing and a shopping centre. There is only one building remaining, the old generator station, which was converted into a small theatre/dance hall, the Walton Playhouse. Sadly it is planned to knock it down next year to build expensive houses the locals won't be able to afford.